See also: 岁寒三友
the cold months; winter pine, bamboo and ume; music, wine and poetry trad. (歲寒三友) 歲寒 三友 simp. (岁寒三友) 岁寒 三友
Pine, bamboo and plum blossoms do not wither in winter. Therefore, they are known as the three friends of winter.
- 四君子 (Sì Jūnzǐ)